Team Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approach

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105953
Title:
Team Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approach
Author:
Shachaf, Pnina; Hara, Noriko
Editors:
Ferris, P.; Godar, S.
Citation:
Team Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approach 2005, :83-108 Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams
Publisher:
Idea Group Publishing
Journal:
Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105953
Submitted date:
2007-12-10
Abstract:
This chapter attempts to address the need for more research on virtual team effectiveness and outlines an ecological theoretical framework that is applicable to virtual learning environments (VLE). Prior empirical studies on virtual team effectiveness used frameworks of traditional team effectiveness and mainly followed Hackman's normative model (input-process-output). We propose an ecological approach for virtual team effectiveness that accounts for team boundaries management, technology use, and external environment in VLE, properties which were previously either non-existent or contextual. The ecological framework suggests that three components, external environment, internal environment, and boundary management, reciprocally interact with effectiveness. The significance of the proposed framework is a holistic perspective that takes into account the complexity of the external and internal environment of the team. Furthermore, we address the needs for new pedagogical approaches in VLE.
Type:
Book Chapter
Language:
en
Keywords:
Virtual Communities
Local subject classification:
Virtual teams; Effectiveness; Ecological framework; Virtual learning environments

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorShachaf, Pninaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHara, Norikoen_US
dc.contributor.editorFerris, P.en_US
dc.contributor.editorGodar, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:37:17Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-12-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationTeam Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approach 2005, :83-108 Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teamsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105953-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter attempts to address the need for more research on virtual team effectiveness and outlines an ecological theoretical framework that is applicable to virtual learning environments (VLE). Prior empirical studies on virtual team effectiveness used frameworks of traditional team effectiveness and mainly followed Hackman's normative model (input-process-output). We propose an ecological approach for virtual team effectiveness that accounts for team boundaries management, technology use, and external environment in VLE, properties which were previously either non-existent or contextual. The ecological framework suggests that three components, external environment, internal environment, and boundary management, reciprocally interact with effectiveness. The significance of the proposed framework is a holistic perspective that takes into account the complexity of the external and internal environment of the team. Furthermore, we address the needs for new pedagogical approaches in VLE.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIdea Group Publishingen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Communitiesen_US
dc.subject.otherVirtual teamsen_US
dc.subject.otherEffectivenessen_US
dc.subject.otherEcological frameworken_US
dc.subject.otherVirtual learning environmentsen_US
dc.titleTeam Effectiveness in Virtual Environments: An Ecological Approachen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.journalTeaching and Learning with Virtual Teamsen_US
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